A masterclass with Penny Woolcock - Scottish Documentary Institute

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A masterclass with Penny Woolcock

Don’t miss this opportunity to listen to the acclaimed film maker Penny Woolcock talking about her work and her uncompromising, compassionate and unique way of making films.

Her latest documentary ‘On the Streets’ will be screened on Thursday 13 January at 6:15pm at the Filmhouse. (The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film maker)

On the Streets – 89 min – 2010
All of us who live in cities walk past homeless people every day. We see them sleeping in doorways, begging in front of torn paper cups with little handwritten notices, selling the Big Issue. Film maker Penny Woolcock spent eight months in that parallel world, befriending people. By revisiting them frequently over time, she has earned the respect and confidence of her characters, building an intimacy that makes for powerful viewing.